Polly 3 on March 6th, 2011

Last week Thea took me to Frühlingsausstellung in downtown Kassel,Germany, and after a long winter it was a welcome escape! This indoor home and garden show is held every Fall and Spring, and Thea looks forward to attending every year. I know the German word, is really long, but it’s easy to understand if you […]

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Polly 3 on January 6th, 2011

Polly #40 recently got together with her German family to celebrate Elena’s birthday. Polly had a great time. She met new friends and also had the chance to try a type of chocolate called, interestingly enough, Kinder Friends. Kinder is the the German word for children. 4 people like this post. Like Unlike

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Polly 3 on December 24th, 2010

Polly #40 has enjoyed many Christmas traditions this year including celebrating St. Nicholas Tag, making Christmas cookies, hanging out in a manger, and lighting the advent wreath. The four candles represent the four weeks of Advent, the circle which has no beginning or end symbolizes the eternity of God, and the evergreens represent continuous life […]

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Polly 3 on December 12th, 2010

      Christmas in Germany brings forth images of nutcrackers, Christmas markets, Christmas trees, hand-carved wooden ornaments, and sweets, but did you know that German children are visited by St. Nicholas prior to Christmas? December 6th is known as St. Nicholas Day and on the evening of the 5th, children clean their shoes and […]

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Polly 3 on November 30th, 2010

        I arrived at the Frankfurt airport and immediately headed downstairs to the train station–Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof. Wow, that’s a mouthful!         I bought a ticket to Kassel, which is located approximately 191 kilometers from Frankfurt. The train was fast! It went 260Km/h which equals about 160 mph and […]

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Polly 3 on November 27th, 2010

When I was visiting Thea in Germany, she taught me how to make Leckerli. Imagine the best spice cookie you’ve ever tasted and that wouldn’t even come close to describing how scrumptious these cookies are! Originally from Switzerland, they are chewy, sweet, spicy AND delicious! Many years ago, Thea owned and operated her own bakery, […]

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Polly 13 on November 26th, 2010

When someone mentions fast food, most people think of cheeseburgers, french fries, or maybe a bucket of fried chicken. In Germany, fast food often means….Currywurst! What’s Currywurst? I was hoping you’d ask! Currywurst is so famous that there’s an entire museum dedicated to it in Berlin, Germany. Berlin claims to be the birthplace of Currywurst! […]

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Polly 13 on November 25th, 2010

I just recently got back from a quick trip to Germany with Pierre. We went there to visit Friedrich dem reisenden Frosch, otherwise known as Polly #40 and Pierre’s mom, Thea. We had a great time! Thea took us to a bread shop one afternoon because she wanted to buy a loaf of Udenhäuser Bauernbrot–one […]

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Going green is becoming a way of life for people all over the world,  and although I am already green,  I thought it would be great to get a “green job” to help out with the cause. Have you ever heard of a green roof ? A green roof is a mat of living plants […]

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Polly 3 on April 11th, 2010

Helmut just celebrated his 82nd birthday on April 4, 2010—Easter! His son and daughter-in-law came to visit him from Herrenberg, Germany , which is about 400 Kilometers away to the south near the city of Stuttgart. They traveled by train (der Bahn) and arrived at the train station (der Bahnhof) in the city of Kassel. […]

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